September 6, 2018
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
UPCOMING INFORMATION MEETING
Peoria, IL – The public is invited to attend an information meeting held by CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Come learn about the volunteer role of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Tenth Judicial District is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers, who are appointed by a judge as Officers of the Court to be independent fact finders. CASA volunteers speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children; they work with the court system and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to ensure that all the necessary information is presented to the court, allowing the judge to make the best decisions in the interest of the child. Volunteers do not need to have a background in child welfare or the legal system. We simply are looking for people who care about children.
Join us Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Peoria Heights Village Hall, 4901 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights. The need for volunteers is great! Find out how you can be a voice for one of the over 1,400 abused and neglected children in our area.
For more information, call 309-669-2939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help in spreading the word for those in need and to those who can help!
For more info see:
About CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit (www.casapeoria.org)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system. Its existence is based on the belief that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home allowing them the chance to reach their full potential in life. The organization, FKA CASA of Peoria County, has been serving abused and neglected children since 2005. CASA is supported by Heart of Illinois United Way, Caterpillar Foundation, VCVA IL Attorney General, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority with VOCA funds, and generous donors.